August Kenya Itinerary w/9&12 Year Old; Too Much?

Jan 23rd, 2018, 10:02 AM
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August Kenya Itinerary w/9&12 Year Old; Too Much?

Hi, we are flying from NYC to NBO in August. I am concerned that there is too much plane travel for my kids to immerse themselves in the experience. I would appreciate feedback on the last leg of our trip...Stay with Zanzibar to see new things and swim, or go to Amboseli, or just add an extra day at Lewa and the Mara? I don't have a strict budget, and I don't plan on going back to Africa any time soon (at least not with the kids!). We could add a day here or there as well; it just has to be 15 days all in including travel.

Thank you so much!

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi – Overnight at Hemingway’s or The Norfolk (unfortunately Giraffe Manor is fully booked for these months)

Day 2 Nairobi – Visits to Giraffe Centre (neighbouring Giraffe Manor) to feed the giraffe from an elevated platform, visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Day 3 Fly to Lewa Conservancy (approximately 50 mins flight time) – Overnight Lewa Wilderness or similar

Day 4 Lewa –Village visit, guided walks, enjoy the swimming pool, camel rides, visit the nearby Ngare Ndare Forest for a treetop canopy walk

Day 5 Fly to the Maasai Mara (approximate 1.5 hrs flight time) – Overnight at Kichwa Tembo or similar

Day 6 Maasai Mara – Village visit, hot air balloon safari

Day 7 Maasai Mara – Bush walks, enjoy the swimming pool

Day 7 Fly to Zanzibar via Nairobi (a private charter works best here. Approximately 1 hr to Nairobi and 1 hr scheduled flight to Zanzibar) – Overnight Barazaor Mnemba Island

Day 8 Zanzibar – Enjoy the resort

Day 9 Zanzibar – Visit the Jozani Forest in search of Red Colobus Monkeys, visit the lively night market

Day 10 Fly to Nairobi
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Jan 24th, 2018, 12:09 PM
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Hi. Look up my name and read my reports/questions. We took our 2 kids for 2 weeks last summer and they were 13 and 15 and we all loved it so we are returning this summer. I'd really recommend Ol Pej (we stayed at Kicheche Laikipia which offers a great discount if kids stay in family tent) and we were able to visit the Rhino Sanctuary and pet Sudan, the last northern white rhino and feed Baraka, a blind rhino, in addition to safari drives which were great. you may also consider other resorts with more varied activities than just drives. we were to go to sosian, but had to change to ol lentille. sosian is now open and I cannot recommend ol lentille enough for cultural visits and a camel safari, village visit and school visit. the mara is amazing and shoud be the last stop. I'd bag the beach portion as it will seem so boring after safari!
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Jan 25th, 2018, 04:54 AM
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thanks so much for your help!
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